Fly Fishermen Stalk Black Marlin Along Shallow Sand Flats in Harvey Bay, Australia

by Owen James Burke

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Screenshot from “Marlin Teaser” by StripStrike Productions (Video below)

Off Fraser Island in Queensland, Australia, juvenile black marlin occasionally follow currents into the four-foot-shallow sand flats on the inside of Harvey Bay where they pounce on baitfish. This presents a unique opportunity for fly fishermen to sight cast to these otherwise elusive predators also known as “black torpedoes.”

Looks like I’ll be booking a flight across the ditch to Queensland shortly. Who’s coming with? –OJB

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